Northern Michigan Elopement on Lake Leelanau

When Mike and Lauren first got in touch, I knew more than anything I wanted to tell their wedding story. They had been trying for a while to plan a traditional wedding, but none of it was feeling like them. Then, they made a decision. They were going to elope in a place they held close to their hearts, Northwest Michigan. They had fallen in love with that part of the state at the same time they were falling in love with each other, when they met at grad school at the University of Michigan. They informed their closest family, booked a beautiful cottage on Lake Leelanau, and started to plan a sunrise ceremony on the lake for early October with a brunch, prepared by the parents of the Bride and Groom, to follow. As is typical of fall in Michigan, the rain decided an outdoor ceremony wasn’t in the cards, so they moved the ceremony indoors and lit the entire thing by candlelight. Not bad for a Plan B. After brunch, Lauren, Mike, my husband, and myself piled into a car to venture around for some photographs showcasing how beautiful this state is, including locations near Sleeping Bear Dunes, on the shores of Lake Michigan, and in an apple orchard during this bumper crop year.

Here’s to Lauren & Mike, and here’s to never forgetting the beauty this state has to offer, even on a chilly rainy fall morning.

A couple poses for portraits in Downtown Traverse City before their rehearsal dinner at The Cooks House by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A couple poses for portraits in Downtown Traverse City before their rehearsal dinner at The Cooks House by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Family waits outside for a rehearsal dinner at The Cooks House in Traverse City by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Family sits down for a rehearsal dinner at The Cooks House in Traverse City by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Wine is served at a rehearsal dinner at The Cooks House in Traverse City by Northern Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Family toasts the bride and groom to be at a rehearsal dinner at The Cooks House in Traverse City by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The dinner staff prepares the meal a rehearsal dinner at The Cooks House in Traverse City by Northern Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Dinner is served at The Cooks House in Traverse City by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Dinner is served at The Cooks House in Traverse City by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Dinner is served at The Cooks House in Traverse City by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Dinner is served at The Cooks House in Traverse City by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Treetops on the shores of Lake Leelanau Michigan by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The Wheeler Cottage on the shores of Lake Leelanau Michigan by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Heirloom jewelry and Christian Dior awaiting to be worn by the bride a rehearsal dinner at an elopement on Lake Leelanau, photographed by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride gets ready for her early morning elopement at the Wheeler Cottage on the shores of Lake Leelanau Michigan by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The mother and sister of the bride help her into her dress before her early morning elopement at the Wheeler Cottage by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A father reacts to seeing his daughter moments before her early morning elopement at the Wheeler Cottage on the shores of Lake Leelanau Michigan by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A father reacts to seeing his daughter moments before her early morning elopement at the Wheeler Cottage on the shores of Lake Leelanau Michigan by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The groom and his friend share a conversation before a morning elopement at the Wheeler Cottage on the shores of Lake Leelanau Michigan by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bride finishes final touches for a morning elopement at the Wheeler Cottage on the shores of Lake Leelanau Michigan by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bride is given away by her father, by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Family of the bride react to seeing her come down the aisle, by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom embrace at the beginning of their elopement ceremony by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.An intimate candlelit elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.An intimate candlelit elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Family members share readings during an intimate candlelit elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Family members share readings during an intimate candlelit elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Family members share readings during an intimate candlelit elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Family members share readings during an intimate candlelit elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.An intimate candlelit elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.An intimate candlelit elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Rings are exchanged during an intimate candlelit elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.An intimate candlelit elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.An intimate candlelit elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.An intimate candlelit elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom share a first kiss at an intimate candlelit elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits in the rain after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits in the rain after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom share dances with their parents after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom share a dance after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom dance with their close family after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom dance with their close family after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The parents of the bride and groom prepare brunch after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Vintage table decorations at a Northern Michigan elopement by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.Garlands adorn chairs at a Northern Michigan elopement by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.Vintage table decorations at a Northern Michigan elopement by Ann Arbor wedding photographer Heather Jowett.Brunch is served after a Northern Michigan elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom laugh during toasts after a Northern Michigan elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Toasts to the bride and groom after a Northern Michigan elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Toasts to the bride and groom after a Northern Michigan elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Toasts to the bride and groom after a Northern Michigan elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Brunch is served after a Northern Michigan elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Brunch is served after a Northern Michigan elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The homemade wedding cakes at a Northern Michigan elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The homemade wedding cakes are cut at a Northern Michigan elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits in a beautiful apple orchard after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits in a beautiful apple orchard after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits in a beautiful apple orchard after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits in a beautiful apple orchard after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride holds her herb bouquet in a beautiful apple orchard after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits in a Northern Michigan field after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits in a Northern Michigan field after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits in a Northern Michigan field after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits in a Northern Michigan field near Sleeping Bear Dunes after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits in a Northern Michigan field near Sleeping Bear Dunes after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits in a Northern Michigan field near Sleeping Bear Dunes after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits in a Northern Michigan field near Sleeping Bear Dunes after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits in a Northern Michigan field near Sleeping Bear Dunes after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits on the shore of Lake Michigan near Sleeping Bear Dunes after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits on the shore of Lake Michigan near Sleeping Bear Dunes after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits on the shore of Lake Michigan near Sleeping Bear Dunes after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits on the shore of Lake Michigan near Sleeping Bear Dunes after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits near the shore of Lake Michigan near Sleeping Bear Dunes after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose for portraits near the shore of Lake Michigan near Sleeping Bear Dunes after their elopement by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Simple tilt shift wedding ring photography by Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.

Jessie - These are beautiful. Love your different perspectives. Cuddling under the umbrella with the blanket is my favorite.

Nora - Wow so many amazing shots! What a great location for photos.

Christian - Awesome, Heather. What a totally intimate, fun wedding. I really love the portraits in the Apple Orchard….and the sizzling bacon, of course. All weddings should have bacon.

Emily - This set is so sweet. Love this shot – http://heatherjowett.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/elopement.michigan033.jpg And the closeup here – http://heatherjowett.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/elopement.michigan059.jpg … all of their portraits are just so beautiful!

Nikki Bezel - This is just beautiful Heather. Your perspective seemed to fit perfectly for this very intimate occasion. Love every bit of it & congrats to Mike and Lauren, their day was obviously perfect.

Sarah - These are gorgeous! The scenery is beautiful, I love lake Michigan in the fall.

Elissa - Oh, Heather, this is total gorgeousness. I’m all about her amazing dress and those lovely little cakes and their field portraits. Looove.

small - Wow, what a perfect day! Beautiful photos!

Johanna Hietanen - Your photography always makes me super happy. And this one just took my breath away, it’s sooo gorgeous: http://heatherjowett.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/elopement.michigan064.jpg

Rain always brings something special and I love rainy photos. The two of them underneath the umbrella – love it. Congrats to the happy couple! <3

Marianne - What the what?!! I freaking love elopements. This is just great Heather. Jeez…just…jeez

Amanda Basteen - Looks like a beautiful day! Loving the beach shots!

Tomasz Wagner - It’s like I was there ;) Love intimate weddings like these. Nice work!

Kim - What an absolutely sweet and tender wedding. The portrait sesh is utterly epic!

Barney Cornwall - Loving your black and whites.

Sarah and Jake’s Mackinac Island Adventure

When Sarah an Jake first got in touch about their plans to hold a wedding on Mackinac Island, they explained how they wanted it to feel like an experience, an adventure for their wedding guests. Mackinac Island is a little slice of 19th century paradise in Northern Michigan that not many of us get to see too often. There are no cars on the island, and it remains much as it was in the 1800s. I, for one, had never set foot on the island, but had heard tell of it’s horse drawn carriages and fudge ever since I became a Michigander in 2005. Needless to say, this was an adventure I was up for. Four of us, My husband (Mike), Justine (second shooter extraordinaire), Dave (her boyfriend), and myself piled in a car and drove the 5 hours north to forsake our automobile and hop on a ferry to the island. We were greeted by the smell of fudge and, quite frankly, horse sh*t, a mixture I believe one will only find on Mackinac. The entire weekend was a blast, from exploring the Island, sampling the local fare, and teaching the bridesmaids how to Wobble. Here are some photographs of our adventure, and more importantly, some photographs of Sarah and Jake’s matrimonial adventure at The Inn at Stonecliffe.

(All square shots are film, photographed on a Rolleiflex T, on either Ektar 100 or Portra 400).

Photograph of the Mackinac Bridge by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Photograph from the ferry on the way to Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Photograph from the ferry on the way to Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Photograph from the ferry on the way to Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The entrance to Mackinac Island from the Ferry Dock by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Ektar 100 Film photographs of Mackinac Island shot on a Rolleiflex T by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Ektar 100 Film photographs of Mackinac Island shot on a Rolleiflex T by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Portra 400 Film photographs of Mackinac Island shot on a Rolleiflex T by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Portra 400 Film photographs of Mackinac Island shot on a Rolleiflex T by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Portra 400 Film photographs of Mackinac Island shot on a Rolleiflex T by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A horse carriage on a dirt road at the Inn At Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A horse carriage on a dirt road at the Inn At Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A groom prepares for his wedding at the Bicycle Inn on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A groom prepares for his wedding at the Bicycle Inn on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A groom and his groomsmen visit Fort Mackinac before his wedding at The Inn At Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A wedding dress waits for the bride before her wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride is helped into her wedding dress by her bridesmaids before her wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride is helped into her wedding dress by her bridesmaids before her wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride is helped into her wedding dress by her sister before her wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride walks through the grounds before her wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride walks through the grounds before her wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A groom poses at Fort Mackinac before his wedding at The Inn At Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A groom and his groomsmen pose at Fort Mackinac before his wedding at The Inn At Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The canon is fired at Fort Mackinac before a wedding at The Inn At Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A groom and his groomsmen pose with guards at Fort Mackinac before his wedding at The Inn At Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride poses amongst trees before her wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride holds her yellow bouquet as she and her bridesmaids pose amongst trees before her wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride and her bridesmaids walk amongst trees before her wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride poses on a vintage couch before her wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride poses with a horse and carriage before her wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride walks to see her groom for their first look at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A groom reacts to seeing his bride for the first time during their first look at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride shows off her wedding dress to her groom during their first look at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride and groom pose amongst trees before their wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride and groom pose in the bowling alley at the Woods before their wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A brenizer method portrait of a bride and groom in the bowling alley at the Woods before their wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A bride and groom pose in the bowling alley at the Woods before their wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Portra 400 Film photographs of a bride and groom at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island shot on a Rolleiflex T by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Portra 400 Film photographs of a bride and groom at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island shot on a Rolleiflex T by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Portra 400 Film photographs of a yellow bouquet at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island shot on a Rolleiflex T by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bridal party poses in dining room at the Woods before a wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bridal party poses amongst trees before a wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bridal party poses amongst trees before a wedding at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bridal party poses in front of The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A yellow and grey wedding reception is held in a tent at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Details of a yellow and grey wedding reception, including vintage desert plates, in a tent at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Details of a yellow and grey wedding reception, including pies from Traverse City Pie Company, in a tent at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Details of a yellow and grey wedding reception, including vintage desert plates, in a tent at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Details of a yellow and grey wedding reception, including vintage desert plates, in a tent at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Details of a yellow and grey wedding reception, including vintage desert plates, in a tent at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Vintage bells to be rung during the first kiss await wedding guests at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Yellow and grey streamers decorate chairs for a wedding ceremony held outside at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Michigan Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bride and her father await the start of a wedding ceremony held outside at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Detroit Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A groom hugging his mother before the start of a wedding ceremony held outside at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Detroit Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The flower girl wearing a tutu and the ring bearer wearing suspenders come down the aisle at a wedding ceremony held outside at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Detroit Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bride is given away by her father at a wedding ceremony held outside at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Detroit Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A photograph of a wedding ceremony held outside at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Detroit Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bridesmaids and groomsmen watch their friends get married during a wedding ceremony held outside at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Detroit Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bride and groom hold hands during a wedding ceremony held outside at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Detroit Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bride and groom share a laugh during a wedding ceremony held outside at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Detroit Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The entire scene of an outdoor wedding ceremony held outside at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Detroit Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bride smiles at her groom during an outdoor wedding ceremony held outside at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Detroit Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bride and groom exchange rings during an outdoor wedding ceremony held outside at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Detroit Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bride and groom share their first kiss while bells ring during an outdoor wedding ceremony held outside at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Detroit Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bride and groom smile as they leave their wedding hand in hand during an outdoor wedding ceremony held outside at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Detroit Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Photos of wedding rings with sapphires and an inscription that rings Eternity, Bitch.Wedding guests play lawn games including corn hole during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom laugh while being toasted by the sister of the bride during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom clink glasses while being toasted by the sister of the bride during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The father of the bride shares an emotional toast during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom laugh while being toasted by their closest friends during their outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom share a first dance during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom share a first dance during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom share dances with their parents during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose with bicycles on the front lawn during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose with bicycles on the front lawn during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A view of the reception tent and the back of the Inn during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bride dances the night away during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Wedding guests dancing during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Wedding guests dancing during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bride belts out a tune on the dance floor during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.The bride dancing during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom share a celebratory cigar during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom share a quiet moment at night on the back lawn during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose at night with the lights of the Mackinac bridge in the background during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Bride and groom pose at night with the lights of the Mackinac bridge in the background during an outdoor wedding reception at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Ektar 100 Film photographs of Mackinac Island shot on a Rolleiflex T by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Ektar 100 Film photographs of Mackinac Island shot on a Rolleiflex T by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Ektar 100 Film photographs of Mackinac Island shot on a Rolleiflex T by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.Portra 400 Film photographs of Mackinac Island shot on a Rolleiflex T by Ann Arbor Wedding Photographer Heather Jowett.A view of the Mackinac bridge from the ferry as we return home from a wedding on the island.A wind flaps in the wind on A view of the Mackinac bride from the ferry as we return home from a wedding on the island.We disembark from the ferry and prepare to return home from a wedding on Mackinac island.A view of the Mackinac bridge from the mainland before we return home from a wedding on Mackinac island.

Danny - Your killing it with these film photos! It looks awesome there. Great wedding Heather.

/mariahedengren - I love how you started the post with images of the location. Nicely curated.

Johnboy Wilson - I loved looking throuh these and got lost in a daydream about their wedding! Best ring engraving – ever!

dylan - The portraits in the forest.. oh em gee. and the night shots.. blowin’ my mind girl!!

Alicia Adamopoulos - So not only do you have fantastic photos of this wedding, you’ve made me want to visit Mackinac! This post is great. This wedding is stunning. You’re photos are beautiful.

kong wai - Amazing set. love the tone

small - Lovely location and wedding! That ring shot made me LOL.

Brian Kraft - Super classy, elegant photos! They are going to love their wedding photos for an eternity, bitch.

Kristi Wright - These are so beautiful, Heather!

Lisa Novakowski - Beautiful images of a beautiful wedding! The colors and details are awesome, and the portraits are stunning! So well done.

Serena Severtson - Heather, these are stunning! Loving every frame here, especially those film shots!

Oh, and that ring shot is hands down awesome.

Tomasz Wagner - Such a strong set of images, Heather! Photographers like you keep inspiring me to shoot more film.

Joseph Hall - Love the one of the two of them with her head resting on him – gorgeous

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Delia - Such beautiful photography!

Emanuelle - Un reportaje muy bonito, me han gustado particularmente las primeras tomas, me encantan los colores…muy buen trabajo!!

Kat Forsyth - How much fun is this? And a fab location!

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